Didn't God make the first fur coat?

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  1. I Am Blessed 24

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    PETA's Inhumane Campaign

    A new attempt to get attention for animal rights only succeeds in demeaning the victims of the Holocaust.
    By Charlotte Hays

    The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has moved beyond street theater and into depravity. "Holocaust on Your Plate," a sick exhibit featured on www.masskilling.com, a PETA web site, consists, in PETA’s own words, of "stomach-churning images of the torturous experiences of both Jews and animals."

    In an impressive use of Macromedia Flash, the web-animation program, Masskilling.com juxtaposes images of German Holocaust victims--the skeletal living and the brutally piled dead--with photographs of starving animals and pig corpses. Their point is that animals slaughtered for food are every bit the victims of our inhumanity as those who died in Hitler's death camps.

    The rest of the story...

    PRO-ANIMAL OR ANTI-HUMAN?

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    The first fur coat? Yup, although I bet it wasn't mink or chinchilla!

    At any rate, PETA has taken a real issue and gone so far with it that they are not just in left field, but they are out of the ballpark altogether!

    In Scripture, animals were killed for sacrifice and consumption by bleeding them out. This is actually a relatively painless way to die. One simply gets weaker and weaker and the blood drains out.

    What happens today in slaughterhouses and even during the raising of the animals used by man truly can be barbaric, and there IS reason to complain about it.

    But that does not mean animals and humans are the same. And that does not mean we should not raise them for food. But the love of money truly is the root of many kinds of evil, including the evil done to so many millions of animals for the sake of a higher profit.

    That's the legitimate basis for concern that I can see.

    PETA has gotten bizarre about it. However, they have been vastly helped by the evolutionary scenario that teaches we are nothing but animals anyway. This gives them the ammunition they need for their campaigns.

    What is interesting, however, is that their campaigns are based on the very qualities which animals do not share with us: compassion and a sense of responsibility for the world around us.

    Don't get logical with them, though. Logic is not part of their game plan.
     
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    I agree with you Helen. I think PETA has gone so far off the deep end that they are now hurting their cause more than helping it.

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    Well, maybe I'm gonna get "pelted" :eek: , but I've never been a fan of fur coats. Of course, I live in a mediterranean climate, where winter attire may be fall attire elsewhere.

    OTOH, if I were living in, let's say, Fairbanks, I'd not only own a fur lined coat, I'd probably line my house in the stuff. The collecting of pelts and skins is often a byproduct of the meat industry. So long as the carcass is being used in a non-wasteful manner, I don't see a moral issue here.

    Bottom line is, there's a lot of vanity implied with fur wearing. But we're allowed to be vain here in the states, and, as long as we're not being immoral when it somes to the killing of the animal, then I would hardly judge someone else's wearing of fur simply because I decided it's wasn't for me. I do wear leather, and own a few quality leather jackets, so I'm probably just as vain as a person wearing fur, except that the skins I wear happen to be naked.
     
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    [​IMG] :D [​IMG] Ewwww, bad pun!

    Johnv! :eek: I'm scandalized!! :D (just kiddin')
     
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    I agree with you all. PETA is totally out there.

    I don't have any fur coats. I'm more of a sweat jacket type. LOL Thank the Lord for fleece and tennis shoes!

    I do eat meat though, and I'm pretty certain my purse is leather (they're getting pretty good with the fake stuff these days!) but I am concerned with how some of the animals are treated. They shouldn't have to suffer during their short lives. And when it's time to make them into steak, or drumsticks, or chops, then do it in the most humane way possible. And use everything you possibly can such as the hide, etc.
     
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    We have formed a PETA chapter in our community and we are committed to its goals :eek: .....oh, by the way PETA stands for "People Eating Tasty Animals." :D
     
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    :rolleyes: Groan CircuitRider :rolleyes:
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    John! (Satire) You will not escape condemnation just because your animal skins are bald! (End of satire) [​IMG]

    I have never owned real fur or leather; but it's not because I am against it. I could never afford it. :eek:
     
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    JMust a thought on the first fur coat. Was thinking might it have been a sheep/lamb skin God made their covering from? Reason, a lamb dying and covering them becasue of sin, a picture of the Lamb that would come and take away sin by His death.
     
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    Gen 3:21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

    skins not furs (just being picky [​IMG] )
     
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    All skin has hair on it Arti. :D [​IMG] :D Might take a microscope to see it, but it's there! [​IMG] ( just givin' ya a hard time. [​IMG] It's late and I'm bored.)
     
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    Good thought Kate! Since God does not tell us specifically it could very well have been a lamb for symbolism.

    However, at that time, they were being punished so I'm not sure if He would use a lamb. (It would have been soft though). [​IMG]

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    Sue, if it were a lamb it would have been as a picture of the future coming lamb, who would die for sin, just as those animals(or an animal, don't know that there was more then one) would ahve died becasue of sin, the first animals to die becasue of sin, as a covering of thier sin, just like whne the Israelites made sacrifices it was to cover their sin.
    Just a thought.
     
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    I see your point Kate and it would make sense. You may just be right! [​IMG]

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